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How can birth control pills help me later in life?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Irregular or changing periods are usually the first sign of perimenopause. Periods become more closely or widely spaced, and flow might change from light to very heavy or vice versa.

You may have heard that taking birth control pills in later life can be dangerous. But as long as you’re free from major medical problems, low-dose birth control pills can be a successful way to regulate estrogen levels. They control mood swings plus protect against pregnancy. Believe it or not, perimenopausal women have the highest surprise pregnancy rates after teens.

 


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